Casey Jones, Easy Wind, Morning Dew > High Time > Mama Tried > Me And My Uncle, New Minglewood Blues* > China Cat Sunflower* > jam* > Doin' That Rag*, Big Boss Man, Sittin On Top Of The World, Cryptical Envelopment > drums > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Dark Star > Cosmic Charlie
*with Charles Lloyd (?) on flute
--this show was a single set
--it sounds like the tape is running out just as Cosmic Charlie ends
--Sound Forge was used for normalization and other minor edits
July 1, 2019 Subject:
Dead at Greenlake, 1969
I was here for this show with my wife.
It was scheduled for 8/20, and we showed up and they let us in, but the wind blew too much and they couldn't put up the backdrop, so they told us to come back the next night. We did. The sound system was wonderful; Bear was there. This show was opened by Sanpaku, then the New Riders played, with Jerry on pedal steel. One of their first gigs, I'm sure, because when John Dawson introduced the band, he said "We're either the New Riders of the Old Purple Sage, or the Old Riders of the New Purple Sage." It was a fabulous Dead show. I remember people diving from the high diving platforms into the pool between the band and the audience. The band closed the show with an a capella version of I Bid You Goodnight. I can hear it to this day.
August 17, 2017 Subject:
"Sanpaku" Flutist~ Gary Larkey
The Flutist In Question Is Not In Fact The Great Charles Lloyd. He Is Gary Larkey Of The Band "Sanpaku". He Jammed With The Dead Frequently In This Period. He Can Also Be Heard On The Lovelight From The Black Man's Free Store Benefit At The Carousel Ballroom On 6/19/'68.
November 3, 2015 Subject:
is this the 1st 'Easy Wind'?
August 21, 2013 Subject:
Well, I love this stuff. I think this show might get a lack of love due to Bear's mislabeling (8/20 according to the poster, 8/21 according to Bear). Who knows.
I tend to champion little "underdog" shows like this. It's simple, unpretentious, and dialed in *very* well - dig that flute on the transition to China Cat. This is the kind of show where a 6-minute Dark Star actually feels just about right.
A star off due to the cuts and warbly, muffled recording....but the band is right there. Mellow out, roll one up, make some coffee, and dig into this set.
August 22, 2011 Subject:
Not really all that sloppy...
...but very mellow. I like this show a lot. Pretty much all the newer material is polished. The flute player sounds like he can't hear himself sometimes, but a damn good show.
..what more to say? If you are new to the Dead and want to understand the emotional appeal they had to so many this is a good place to start.
August 21, 2009 Subject:
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" August 21, 1969 at the Green Lake Aqua Theater, Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
~ This Day In GRATEFUL DEAD History~
Summer of 69'
Blah, blah blah....great show....
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Great show...like none I have heard. Chill,meandering versions of numerous tunes. The flute addition works. Loose vibe to the whole show, but well played and a great recording that captures all the lil' bells whistles, knocks and assorted yip and hoos-hoos on stage. Jerry's voice is beautiful--check out Doin' That Rag... Psychedelic 69' before things got more bare bones and Country over the next months to come. 4 1/2 stars, IMO.
December 5, 2005 Subject:
Nice mellow show
The feel is relaxed and laid-back, but in a good way. highlights are: an early, slow, jammy Casey Jones; FIRST PERFORMANCE of Easy Wind, with great jam; second half of Dew; Minglewood (first one in a long time) and China Cat with Lloyd on flute. At 6:33, the shortest Dark Star. TOO is good as always. Sounds like they were still recovering from Woodstock just four days earlier (note that though Bear's master read 8/21, the poster for this date says 8/20).
March 28, 2005 Subject:
psychadelic 69 good stuff very interesting early casey jones with a nice intro sound is good
March 25, 2005 Subject:
Charles Lloyd plays flute. Popular jazz musician at the time, also played tenor, played with such greats as Cannonball and Keith Jarret. Faded into obscurity in the '70s. Went into teaching trancendental meditation.
March 15, 2005 Subject:
Question about flute player
Does anyone know who the flute player is toodling behind the band?
October 2, 2004 Subject:
Nice quality for '69. The Morning Dew... the whole show.. is crispy. This is well worth the time stream and enjoy.